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  • CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS: GENERAL

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Beaton, Cecil

    CBM 2484

    The Western Desert 1942: The tail skeleton of an aircraft abandoned at a former Italian aerodrome near Sollum.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "SIMONS JOHN V L (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 2288

    13 August: The Italian Fleet intervenes: The cruiser MUZIO ATTENDOLO at Naples after UNBROKEN's attack on 13 August 1942. She was hit by one 21 inch torpedo which blew off her bows. The target's high speed at the time of the hit is indicated by...

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 53129

    12 August: The sinking of the Italian Submarine COBOLTO: A detailed photograph of COBALTO's conning tower showing gun-fire damage.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "THE ITALIAN NAVY 1875 - 1942 (GSA 945)" (photographs) Made by: Fraccaroli, Aldo

    HU 52344

    13 August: The Italian Fleet intervenes: The cruiser BOLZANO damaged by HMS UNBROKEN on 13 August 1942.

  • THE LIBERATION OF SICILY, 1943

    THE LIBERATION OF SICILY, 1943

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    NYF 9892

    A badly defaced portrait of Mussolini, pierced by a bayonet, hangs from a tree along the road from Messina to the Sicilian ferry crossing to the Italian mainland following the liberation of Sicily on 17 August 1943.

  • THE ALLIED INVASION OF SICILY, JULY-AUGUST 1943

    THE ALLIED INVASION OF SICILY, JULY-AUGUST 1943

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Whicker (Lt) (Photographer) 1943-07

    NA 5132

    The Drive for Messina. Italian gunboat GENIERE lies on its side in Palermo Harbour after being hit by a bomb, 23-26 July 1943. The Americans entered Palermo on 22 July, cutting off 50,000 Italian troops in the west of the island. But the mobile Axis...

  • THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    part of "SMITH PETER (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Unknown

    HU 95747

    HMAS SYDNEY scores a torpedo hit on the Italian Cruiser BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI in the Battle of Cape Spada. A massive fireball and smoke can be seen emerging from the Italian ship. She had already been disabled by gunfire to the rudder and the engine room.

  • THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    part of "SMITH PETER (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Unknown

    HU 95748

    The Italian Cruiser BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI during the Battle of Cape Spada. Smoke can be seen emerging from the disabled Italian ship.

  • THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    part of "SMITH PETER (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Unknown

    HU 95746

    HMAS SYDNEY scores a hit on the Italian Cruiser BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI in the Battle of Cape Spada. Smoke can be seen emerging from the Italian ship.

  • THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    THE BATTLE OF CAPE SPADA, 19 JULY 1940

    part of "SMITH PETER (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Unknown

    HU 95749

    The Italian Cruiser BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI during the Battle of Cape Spada. She has just received several torpedo strikes to her starboard side. A massive amount of smoke is pouring from her side.

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